Posts Tagged ‘Anaheim’
The new year means a lot of things. Everyone is one year older, motocross bikes one year more advanced, and tracks one year more technical. In addition, for riders it is a chance to start over. A chance to forget what happened last year and start on a new season with fresh points and a new bike. One rider who needed this almost more than anyone heading into 2009 was Jason Lawrence.
In years past, Jason has always been fast. Blistering fast at times. However, his attitude and immaturity have cost him many race and championship wins.
Granted, he was the defending champion leading into the 2009 Supercross series, but it is undeniable that he would have achieved much greater success in past years had it not been for his attitude.
However, that is all about to change in 2009. I predict that for the remainder of this season, and seasons in the future, the motocross world will see a much more focused, harder working, and faster Jason Lawrence.
Now or Never
-Photo by GuyB.
Jason's career is hinging on the 2009 Season. This year is his chance to show the motocross community and the world as a whole that he is no joke.
He needs to prove that he is serious about motocross as a career and is ready to put his head down and ride hard, ride fast, and get results.
If he fails to prove this, his career could be in for a tough future. Sure, he will continue to ride, and will probably get some good results, but for the most part, I believe that if he doesn't impress this year, he will be looked over by the major teams in future years as a trouble-maker and a has been.
January 23rd, 2009 • Comments Motocross News, Personal
Tags: Anaheim, California, Dan Reardon, Grant Langston, Jason Lawrence, Jeremy McGrath, Miki Keller, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Morais, Ryan Sipes, Sarah Whitmore, Shasta Johnson, supercross
This past weekend, i was lucky enough to attend round 3 of the 2009 AMA Supercross Series, Anaheim 2. I had been to two Supercross events before, both in the Georgria Dome in Atlanta. While these events were a blast, and the racing was always great, I was really excited about Anaheim. Why? Because, well, its Anaheim! Something about the event captures the spirit of Supercross in ways no other race can. This year was no different. With upsets in both classes at Anaheim 1, the top riders in each class wanted to redeem themselves. Here is the story of my journey to the 2009 Anaheim 2 Supercross.
As many of you know, I'm from New England. So why choose Anaheim? Well, my Dad is working out there for the winter, and we felt it would be good for me to visit him, go to the race, and check out some of the California culture. The plans were rushed, and I flew out early Satruday morning. After arriving at LAX, we drove straight to the stadium (thanks Garmin!), to check out the pit party.